Do you really believe that? They announced on May 4 that they were offering identity theft protection to US customers, and they announced on May 6 that they were "working incredibly hard to offer you something very similar". If they were planning to offer identity theft protection in Canada, they would have announced it by now, or at least announced that they were looking into it.It's possible they just haven't announced the Canadian program yet.
But in Japan the network is still down and may remain so for some time. The Japanese government has refused to let Sony restart the network without providing more explicit proof that it is securing the network.
Kazushige Nobutani, the director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, comments, "We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them. The first is preventative measures. As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference."
The second key point was that the Japanese government is demanding Sony address what steps it’s taking to protect customers whose credit card data may have been stolen. Sony Japan has been less specific about what measures it has been taking, as opposed to Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC , which announced that it would be providing customers with a year of free identity theft coverage.
My thoughts exactly, I don't want any of that free crap unless they're planning on giving me identity theft insurance as they did for their US base.ungrateful?
wow man you sure dont care about your identity that much do you?
its pretty clear this is just a bribe to avoid tons of lawsuits (other then the class action type ones were seeing) and an attempt to save face.
i honestly could care less about the free stuff and would rather see credit monitoring but its good to see there doing something.
According to Anonymous, the Sony Servers were out of date running unpatched applications with many known vulnerabilities.Not sure if I actually said this elsewhere but I'm curious how many Fortune 500 companies could withstand a coordinated attack?
Willing to bet it's between few and none.